Pirates vs Brewers Matchup

Thursday's matchup between the Pirates and Brewers is set to get started at 2:10 PM ET from American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI. The Brewers are the favorites on the money line, with their odds sitting at +106, while the Pirates are at -125. The over/under line is at 7.5 runs.

SN PT will be televising this game, and the Pirates are looking to pick up a win with Paul Skenes on the mound. The Brewers are starting Aaron Civale and are 1st in the NL Central with a record of 54-39. The Pirates are 3rd in the NL Central, with an overall record of 44-48.

Pittsburgh vs. Milwaukee Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Pirates at Brewers
  • Where: American Family Field Milwaukee
  • Date: Thursday, July 11th
  • Betting Odds PIT -125 | MIL +106 O/U 7.5

Pirates vs Brewers Last Game Recap

It was all Milwaukee in the last game of this series, as the Brewers took down the Pirates by a score of 9-0. The Brewers offense only had two more hits than the Pirates and struck out six more times, but still picked up a convincing win. Heading into the game, they were favored at -161 on the money line.

This game featured a starting pitching matchup between Tobias Myers for the Brewers and Martin Perez for the Pirates. Myers went eight innings and didn't give up a run as he picked up a win in the game. Perez only went 4 2/3 innings and gave up five earned runs, taking the loss.

Milwaukee's two homers in the game came from Willy Adames and Rhys Hoskins. Adames, Sal Frelick, and Andruw Monasterio each had two RBIs for the Brewers' offense.

Pirates Preview

For the season, Pirates games have averaged 8.5 runs, with an over/under record of 44-47. Their over/under record for games with a 7.5 run line is 6-11. The Pirates are 26-29 as underdogs and 18-19 when favored, with an overall series record of 11-12-5.

Pittsburgh is 44-48 overall and 9.5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. They are looking to take the series lead today, as the series is tied 1-1. The Pirates have won three straight games as favorites and have a 50-42 run line record this season.

Right-hander Paul Skenes is getting the start for the Pirates today as he faces the Brewers on the road. Skenes has made 10 starts this year and has a record of 5-0 with an ERA of 2.12. In his 10 starts, he has turned in eight quality starts and is coming off an outing in which he gave up two earned runs in seven innings of work. Skenes picked up the win in that outing. Before that, he had gone three straight starts without giving up a home run. Skenes' WHIP for the season is 1.01.

Heading into today's game, the Pirates are averaging 4.2 runs per game, which is 20th in the league. This is a slight improvement from their home average of 4.0 runs per game. As a team, they are batting just .230, which is 17th in the league, and their on-base percentage of .298 is also below average. However, the Pirates are 12th in the league in walks.

Bryan Reynolds has been the Pirates' top hitter this season, with a batting average of .280 and a team-leading 56 RBIs. He is also 11th in the league with 17 home runs. Oneil Cruz is 2nd on the team with 41 RBIs and has gone deep 14 times this season. Rowdy Tellez has been hot of late, going 12/32 in his last 10 games with five homers.

Brewers Preview

Heading into today's game, the Brewers have an overall record of 54-39 and lead the NL Central by 5.5 games over the Cardinals. Milwaukee's over/under record for the season is 50-39, and the over has hit in their last three games. Their average combined run total per game this season is 8.8 runs.

When favored, the Brewers are 32-19 straight up but 21-30 against the run line. As underdogs, they hold a 27-15 run line record. Milwaukee's overall run line record is 48-45, with a 21-21 record at home and 27-24 on the road.

Right-hander Aaron Civale gets the start for the Brewers today and comes in with a record of 2-6 and ERA of 5.18. He has made 18 starts this season and has pitched well at home, coming in with an ERA of 4.49 compared to 6.48 on the road. Civale has made three quality starts this year and is averaging 9 strikeouts per nine innings. In his last outing, he finished with a no-decision, giving up four earned runs in five innings of work. Before that, he had given up just one earned run in three straight outings.

Christian Yelich has been on a tear for the Brewers of late, hitting .391 over his last seven games with three homers and seven runs scored. For the season, he is batting .335 and is 2nd on the team with 11 home runs. Willy Adames and Rhys Hoskins are tied for the team lead with 14 homers, but Adames is batting just .240, and Hoskins is hitting just .218.

As a team, the Brewers are 8th in the league in scoring at 4.8 runs per game. They have been even better at home, averaging 5.2 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting .257 as a team, which is the 4th best mark in the league.

Pirates vs. Brewers Prediction: Brewers ML +106

Our pick for today's Pirates vs. Brewers matchup is to take the Brewers on the money line at +106. We have the Brewers winning this one by a final score of 5-4. With the payout sitting at +106, we like this payout compared to the -125 on the money line for the Brewers.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Paul Skenes finishing with six strikeouts, which would have him as the sixth best among starters today. As for Aaron Civale, we have him finishing with five strikeouts, which would have him as the 13th best among starters.

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